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Next time you are at the beach, think about these photos of sand under a microscope, magnified 250 times. We are walking on such incredible beauty and we don’t even know it. This really blew my mind.
When photographed under a 3D microscope, grains of sand appear like colourful pieces of candy.
When Dr. Gary Greenberg turned his microscope on beach sand, gemlike minerals, colorful coral fragments, and delicate microscopic shells emerged, revealing that sand is actually much more than just little brown rocks. You will never look at a beach the same way again.
Dr Gary Greenburg is a photographer, inventor & scientist. He says: “I want to show how extraordinary just ordinary things are. This is my passion; to show people how beautiful the world really is.” — Dr. Gary Greenburg
Interestingly, Mr. Greenberg was contracted to create the opening scene in the original Superman movie. The beautiful landscape of Supermans home planet Krypton is actually a microscopic view of human pancreatic cancer cells! Bizarre.
Watch this TedXtalk by Dr. Gary Greenberg:
Big Beauty In Small Things